ACTIVITIES-CONTESTS

 

Anime Drawing Contest

Location: Teens department on the 2nd floor

 

Draw a favorite anime character or create original art. Prizes will be awarded for fan art and original art in several age categories (elementary school age children through adult).

 

Artworks must be drawn at the festival on the provided paper. No tracing or light boards, please. Seating is limited. Please register in advance with a valid email address. On the day of the festival, please check in at the Teens department entrance not later than 12:30 PM. Drawing time will be from noon to 3:30 PM. 

 

Winners will be announced after the Cosplay event on the outdoor Plaza stage. (In the event of rain, the awards will be announced in the Teens department.)

 

Registration is now closed.

 

Click here for the Anime contest poster 2022!!!

COSPLAY CONTEST

Register online or in Teens Department Noon to 3:15.

Location: Plaza

Cosplay, a contraction of “costume play”, is a performance art in which participants wear costumes to represent a specific character, often manga or anime, and interact to express their characters. To participate, wear your costume for the duration of the festival, sign up at the festival for the contest, and then take your turn onstage to express your character. Prizes will be awarded.

All entrants will be photographed, and photographs may be used for future promotions.

Online Cosplay Registration will end on May 14

COSPLAY CONTEST RULES
•All entrants in the Cosplay Competition must be related to some facet of Japanese culture (manga, anime, historical, cultural, J-Pop/J-Rock, video games, etc.)

•Entrants will be judged on three criteria: costume, presentation and style. Costume is based on the quality of the costume and how well it matches the character being presented. Presentation is based on the quality of the stage presentation. Style is based on how well the entrant reproduces or recreates the character being presented.

•Past first place winners may not compete in subsequent caompetitions using the same winning costume.

•Group entries are limited to 6 people maximum: only one form is needed per group.

•Presentations are limited to 30 seconds.

•Presentations, including language and thematic content, must be limited to a PG rating.

•All decisions of the judges are final.

•Please do not leave anything on stage when you exit.

•NO FIRE OR LIVE STEEL OR OTHER REALISTIC WEAPONS ON STAGE